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Man, 26, pushes corpse of his strangled girlfriend, 24, in wheelbarrow for an hour in Russia

Man, 26, pushes corpse of his strangled girlfriend, 24, in wheelbarrow for an hour around the streets of Russian suburb

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  • Philip Grigoryev, 26, was held on suspicion of strangling his partner, Arina, 24
  • Suspect is understood to have killed her with a length of twine after an argument
  • Grigoryev is alleged to have put her in a wheelbarrow covered with boards
  • Police say he pushed her corpse around the St Petersburg suburbs for an hour
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A man has been detained in Russia after pushing a wheelbarrow around a St Petersburg suburb carrying the body of his murdered girlfriend.

Philip Grigoryev, 26, was held on suspicion of strangling his partner, Arina, 24, with twine after a nighttime argument.

Law enforcement alleged after beating and killing her, he went to get a wheelbarrow and loaded her body into it, covered in boards.

The stage fitter – who lost his job due to the coronavirus lockdown – then took the wheelbarrow from an apartment they shared in Oranzhevaya Street, Yanino.

CCTV cameras caught him on his macabre walk, it is alleged. Footage shows the man in a yellow top pushing the wheelbarrow.

Philip Grigoryev, 26, was held on suspicion of strangling his partner, Arina, 24, with twine after a nighttime argument. Law enforcement alleged after beating and killing her, he went to get a wheelbarrow and loaded her body into it covered in boards. 

For an hour he walked around the suburb before going into an apartment block on Gollanskaya Street, and using a lift to reach the 12th floor where he dumped the corpse.

CCTV cameras caught him on his macabre walk, it is alleged. Footage shows the man in a yellow top pushing the wheelbarrow.

Another video from REN TV shows how a child and another resident has to stand clear as he awkwardly moves the heavy barrow out of the apartment block entrance.

Grigoryev

Arina

Philip Grigoryev, 26, (left) was held on suspicion of strangling his partner, Arina, 24, (right) with twine after a nighttime argument

The distance between the two addresses is around 1,500 ft.

Police were called by a friend of the attacker, it is understood.

The Russian Investigative Committee confirmed the man was detained and a murder investigation opened.

The stage fitter allegedly took the wheelbarrow from apartment they shared in Oranzhevaya Street, Yanino (pictured)

The stage fitter allegedly took the wheelbarrow from apartment they shared in Oranzhevaya Street, Yanino (pictured)

The woman had been beaten and strangled after a row in which the man was ‘drunk’, according to a committee statement.

Grigoryev was a stage fitter working for stadium concerts of Russian and also Western music bands – including Rammstein – in St Petersburg.

After losing his job in January when concerts were banned due to coronavirus, he worked as a taxi driver.

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